Books for Africa

May 10, 2009

Westminster's Student Association is coordinating the collection of theological books on May 8 at our Philadelphia campus. On May 8th at the Philadelphia campus, students may drop off their book donations during the Spring Picnic. Others may drop off their books on May 9th from 10:00 - noon at the Westminster bookstore basement. Most pastors in Rwanda do not have access to a single book to assist them in their study of the Bible.

To help train pastors, a Bible college in Kigali will begin to enroll students within two years.  The college will teach Hebrew and Greek, Old and New Testament, systematic and practical theology, and church history.  A full theological library is being built as a part of the college.  They currently feed, educate, and disciple 2,000 poor and orphaned children, some of whom they are also able to house (more at  They have $200,000 for a building and want to put the library in place when construction of the building is completed.  They need books!  Thousand of books … by December 2009!

We cannot bring their students here, but we can send them books—books not solely dependent upon or relevant to one culture or economic system.  If you have books that would be at home in a theological library and would like to help, you may donate by shipping them to either of the addresses below. Any student who is coming to the Westminster Philadelphia Spring Picnic on Friday, May 8th, may also drop off donations at that time.  


Books are being accepted through December, 2009 at the addresses below, and will be loaded for transport January, 2010.

Africa New Life Ministries
8635 SW Cascade Blvd, Ste 260
Portland, OR  97008

Tom Corcoran
12956 Dunbarton Dr.
Bristow, VA 20136
The library's holdings are being updated here.
"You can't change the whole world but you can change the world for one."  – Charles Mugisha Buregeya, ANLM